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Movie review: 'There Be Dragons'
Movie review: 'There Be Dragons'

Intriguing title aside, the mythical fire-breathers in "There Be Dragons" are strictly metaphorical. In both ambition and approach, "Dragons" echoes Roland Joffe's career-defining early work as he brings sweeping production values to overtly Christian subject matter, tracking the life of Opus Dei founder and modern-day Catholic saint Josemaria Escriva against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War. Overlong and unnecessarily burdened by a clunky present-day framing device, "Dragons" may not be perfect, but it plays to the director's strengths, demonstrating an increasingly rare sense of scope and pageantry best served by the big screen. To some...

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